As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work. I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I’m a little skeptical of, given that I’ve actually tried them and the animators presumably haven’t. But that’s not my problem with the video.
My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. It’s a timid increment from the status quo, and the status quo, from an interaction perspective, is actually rather terrible.
This matters, because visions matter. Visions give people a direction and inspire people to act, and a group of inspired people is the most powerful force in the world. If you’re a young person setting off to realize a vision, or an old person setting off to fund one, I really want it to be something worthwhile. Something that genuinely improves how we interact.
This little rant isn’t going to lay out any grand vision or anything. I just hope to suggest some places to look.
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while haptic feedback is ok i think we could advance upon brain-computer interfaces
it would be nice to just look at something, think something and then it does it without too much effort
it’s lazy i know but that’s partially what technology does for us, just make things more convenient
visions of the future don’t always come out to be what people think;
in the 60s they wanted everything to be push button
..buttons are great but i don’t want a huge pannel of buttons where there’s one for any task/situation